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City Colleges Making Moves For Our Future

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado (center) with New Presidents (l-r) Craig Lynch, Felicia Davis and Shawn Jackson. (Photo by Alberta Dean)

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COVER STORY

New Black City Colleges Presidents Steer Toward Chancellor’s Vision

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New City Colleges Presidents Craig Lynch, Felicia Davis and Shawn Jackson (r) stand with Chancellor Juan Salgado. By Arionne Nettles Defender Contributing Writer New Black presidents are at the helm of three City Colleges of Chicago colleges this year as part of a plan to steer Illinois’ largest community colleges system to a more student-centered culture. The interim president appointments of Felicia Davis at Olive-Harvey College in Pullman and Dr. Shawn Jackson at Truman College in Uptown were announced by new City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado on his first day in May. Craig E. Lynch was later named interim president of Kennedy-King College in Englewood. “I couldn’t be more excited about starting the academic year, which will be my first as Chancellor, and supporting our students in reaching their academic and career goals,” said City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado. When outlining his vision, Chancellor Salgado announced plans to focus on enhancing the student experience, bolstering student enrollment, and addressing the funding crisis that has stalled the construction of Olive-Harvey’s Transportation, Distribution, Logistics Center. The new presidents come to their respective roles with experience directly related to their colleges’ academic pillars and personal connections to their missions. “I am working diligently with our presidents, faculty and staff to give all of our students an exceptional experience and a quality, affordable education that prepares them to either transfer to a fouryear university or head directly into a

fast-growing career field with leading Chicago employers,” Salgado said. With City Colleges’ Fall 2017 semester underway, we sat down to talk with each new Black president about their plans, what challenges they are addressing, and what their appointments mean to them and for their colleges. Olive-Harvey President Davis Primed to Build When Felicia Davis walked into her new office for the first time as Olive-Harvey College’s interim president, she stared out of her office window overlooking the school’s unfinished Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center construction project and thought about two things: her mother, whose attendance at Olive-Harvey allowed her to give her family a better life, and finishing the stalled project. “I was thinking that we deserve better and this project needs to be completed,” Davis said. “And, I was thinking about my mom and all the ways in which I can pay it forward because this institution gave my family so much.” It was a full-circle moment for the lifelong South Sider who lived in Altgeld Gardens and in Roseland (neighboring Pullman), who attended Julian High School, and who remembers coming to Olive-Harvey as a kid. “Like many people in the community, I have a personal connection to Olive-Harvey,” Davis said. “My mother went to Olive-Harvey when I was a kid, and this is where she received her GED. We used to come here with her for classes and other things she needed to do at the school, so

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it’s left a lasting memory on me.” Now, under her guidance, Davis plans to ensure that Olive-Harvey continues to serve the needs of students in the community who need the college’s resources for various educational paths. “I know first-hand because of my mother’s own educational experience here the impact the college has on the families of the people who attend here,” Davis said. “For us, it really changed our lives. I think it allowed my mother to be upwardly mobile and get a better job, and that really had an impact on me, my brother, and my two sisters.” Davis began her career as a Chicago police officer before returning to school as a working adult and earning a bachelor’s degree from Kendall College, and then a master’s degree in Public Policy from Illinois Institute of Technology. Davis spent ten years in administration at her alma mater Kendall College, rising to vice president of operations and student administration, after having directed student affairs, alumni relations, and career services. She’s held several essential City of Chicago roles including buildings commissioner, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement and first deputy chief of staff. Davis most recently served as the executive director of the Public Buildings Commission, where she was responsible for the management of area public construction projects, and says she’s looking forward to working with the Capital Development Board to finish Olive-Harvey’s continued on page 04

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capital project. “I want to finish this training center so that we can train and prepare our students and local residents for all of the transportation and supply chain jobs that are growing every day,” Davis said. In addition to completing the capital project, Davis’ goal is to grow Olive-Harvey’s enrollment and to foster deeper relationships within the community. “I know there is something for everyone here, so my primary focus is to grow our enrollment to see this campus thriving with students morning, noon, night and on the weekend,” Davis said. “And to really have it be this bustling hub because that’s what the neighborhood and the community deserve.” As Davis’ first fall semester as president begins on Aug. 28, she is ready to continue to use her experience and connection to the community that means so much to her to build on the college’s past. “This is really a pivotal moment in my life to be able to bring all of my experiences to help this college grow and find out the best outcomes for our students,” Davis said. “When I look at our students, I feel like I’m looking at myself because they come from exactly where I come from. This whole area is ingrained in me.” Truman College President Jackson Preparing Future Educators Dr. Shawn Jackson had one thing on his mind when he stepped into his office at Truman College as its new interim president: humility. “I had a great sense of humility,” Jackson said. “I’d been with Chicago Public Schools for 15 years — a teacher, a school-level administrator and a district office administrator — and you can get comfortable. When I stepped in here, it was completely different.” Jackson says he was happy to be a servant again, bringing a fresh set of eyes to the work at Truman College, which specializes in training educators to work with infants to high school students. “When I first stepped in, it’s balancing what you know and what you don’t know,” Jackson said. “I’m coming into it with great humility, being a learner again and an observer again.” Jackson’s experience in K-12 education is extensive. He was most recently the chief officer of leadership and learning at Chicago Public Schools, where he has developed learning initiatives for students and parents including virtual learning platform CPS Connects and the citywide Parent University model. After starting his career as a CPS elementary science teacher, Jackson was principal of Spencer Technology Academy for seven years where he helped to turn around the struggling West Side elementary school. Jackson holds a doctorate of philosophy, administration and supervision from Loyola University (Chicago), a master’s of arts in curriculum and instruction from St. Xavier University, and a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University.

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Dr. Shawn Jackson Jackson’s new role has given him the opportunity to expand on his K-12 experience. “I think that in tandem with the expertise of faculty and staff here, it gives us the opportunity to collaborate and create an environment that’s conducive for that student,” Jackson said. “Because I have been in that space for quite some time, I understand the need; I understand their fears and their apprehensions. To be able to create opportunities for support and nurturing at this level is a great opportunity.” As he works with faculty and staff on

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long-term goals and strategies, increasing enrollment is an immediate focus. “Looking specifically at Truman, we have also lost enrollment,” Jackson said. “I would like to bridge that gap. I think there are some phenomenal things going on here that many people don’t know about. Expanding our reach across the city, having a direct relationship with Chicago Public Schools, not only their students but their educators and community, really trying to create an experience between higher ed and K-12.” In addition to relationship-building,

Jackson plans to further integrate Truman into the community through awareness. “Also, bringing our community colleges back to the community, having the opportunity to be a servant to the Uptown area, specifically where we are,” Jackson said. “So bringing awareness of the resources to the community, allowing our neighborhood to take advantage of the wonderful things here at Truman.” Jackson says the real game changer, however, is to develop more programming that specifically addresses students’ individual needs. “Long-term, it’s about developing programming to continue their educational journey,” Jackson said. “As we look to get more students, we want to make sure that we’re meeting their individual needs. You never know what that lightbulb moment will be for a student and so creating some robust programs that are comprehensive to our needs is the long term goal.” For Jackson, this opportunity to impact the lives of others is a huge and honored responsibility. “I’ve always preached, to whomever would listen, the importance of higher education,” Jackson said. “It has benefitted me, and now I have the opportunity to sit at this institution and make that a tangible reality for folks across the city. I’m excited about that.” Kennedy King College’s Lynch Continues Legacy Craig E. Lynch is no stranger to Chicago Community Colleges (CCC) or public education as he steps into his role as head of Kennedy-King College (KKC). He has held leadership roles in public education for the past 20 years. At KKC, Lynch oversees 6,500 students and 600 faculty and staff. “Kennedy King College is an anchor of the Englewood community,” said Kennedy-King College Interim President Lynch. “Thousands have come through these doors and achieved great success in life and I am proud to have the opportunity to lead this campus as we continue to support students in their career and educational journeys.” Prior to his appointment at KKC, Lynch was the chief of staff for Chicago Community Colleges (CCC). Under his leadership, he drove strategic initiatives to achieve key student and operational outcomes. He rose to that position after serving as CCC’s Information Officer, where he led a team of more than 120 technology professionals and managed a $20 million budget. He led the team to update and leverage technology in the classroom to improve student results. Prior to joining CCC, he was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Chicago Public Schools. While there he provided overall technology leadership, information management and instructional services. Craig received his MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelors of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was also a recipient of the CIO magazine “Ones to Watch” award in 2009 and is currently a member of the Black Creativity advisory committee, which is part of the Museum of Science & Industry. www.chicagodefender.com


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Governor Rauner, Please Hear My Story And Sign HB 40 By Brittany Mostiller Defender Guest Writer

Lisa Madigan

Illinois Attorney General Calls For Student Loan Reform Great news for former college students in Illinois. Attorney General Lisa Madigan convened a student loan forum with education advocates and community organizations and urged Gov. Rauner to sign into law a bill to reform the student loan industry to help student loan borrowers repay their loans. The bill addresses widespread abuses and failures in the student loan industry that were revealed by her investigation and lawsuit against one of the country’s largest student loan servicing companies Navient. Senate Bill 1351, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss and Rep. Will Guzzardi and drafted with Madigan’s office, would create a Student Loan Bill of Rights to better protect borrowers from abuses in the student loan industry. “For too long, student loan borrowers have been put into more difficult and more expensive repayment plans because of fraudulent practices by student loan companies,” Madigan said. “The Student Loan Bill of Rights will finally crack down on abuse and make Illinois a national leader in protecting borrowers. The Governor should sign this bill into law immediately on behalf of Illinois students, families and our economy.” Over the past decade, student loan debt has doubled to become the largest form of unsecured consumer debt in the country with more than 40 million borrowers owing over $1.4 trillion. Nearly 70 percent of graduates leave college with an average debt burden of $30,000, and one-in-four borrowers are behind on their payments or in default. Students who attended for-profit colleges are particularly hard hit, making up the vast majority of borrowers in default. While federal income-based repayment options are available, the U.S. Treasury has reported that only 20 percent of eligible borrowers are enrolled in these options, which can lower payments based on income to as low as $0 a month. Madigan’s investigation into Navient revealed that borrowers frequently experience problems with their student loan servicers and are put into more expensive repayment options when more affordable plans are available. Specifically, borrowers in Illinois have complained to her office that their loan servicers failed to www.chicagodefender.com

inform them of affordable repayment options, follow borrower payment instructions and answer questions consistently. Because it is so difficult to get legitimate help from loan servicers, student loan borrowers are increasingly turning elsewhere for help. Scam artists have rushed in to exploit desperate borrowers, much like they did during the mortgage crisis, with false promises to help in exchange for large, illegal upfront fees. Madigan has led the country in shutting down illegal student loan debt relief operations preying on borrowers. Senate Bill 1351 would create a Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect student loan borrowers by prohibiting student loan servicers from misleading borrowers and requiring that they: • Properly process payments; • Require specialists to provide and explain to struggling borrowers all of their repayment options, starting with income-driven plans; and • Inform borrowers that they may be eligible to have their loans forgiven due to a disability or a problem with the school they attended. The bill would also create a Student Loan Ombudsman in the Attorney General’s office and require student loan servicers to obtain a license to operate in Illinois. Attorney General Madigan is a national leader in investigating and enforcing consumer protection violations in the higher education field. In addition to her lawsuit against Navient and Sallie Mae, Madigan has investigated for-profit schools for fraud and repeatedly called on the U.S. Department of Education to immediately forgive federal loans of students who attended fraudulent for-profit schools. Madigan has also testified before Congress and urged the U.S. Department of Education to crack down on the many abuses and scams facing student borrowers. Madigan also instituted a free Student Loan Helpline to provide student borrowers with resources about repayment options, avoiding default or how to file a complaint about loan servicing at (800) 455-2456 (TTY: 1-800-964-3013). More information can also be found on her website.

When I became pregnant in 2007, a few months after giving birth to my third daughter – I knew right away that it was not the time for me to have another child. Unfortunately, I met with many roadblocks between making my decision and getting the abortion I needed. Right now, Illinois has an opportunity to lift some of the very barriers I faced in getting abortion care, but only if Governor Rauner signs HB 40. By signing HB 40, which has already passed with strong majorities in our Illinois House and Senate, Governor Rauner could protect and affirm the right to legal abortion in our state, guarding against the awful prospect of a Supreme Court ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade and eliminates the legal right to abortion nationwide. As a mother and a Black woman living in Chicago, I hate to contemplate a future without the legal right to abortion—but we must prepare for such an outcome. But protecting the legal right to abortion isn’t enough— because a right in theory only is no right at all. That’s why it’s so important to lift the ban on insurance coverage for abortion for low-income people in our state, which HB 40 does. When Medicaid insurance doesn’t cover abortion, it forces women to make impossible decisions and endure added delays, harm, and stigma. No one should have to share their personal medical history with anyone—but I had to share mine in order to ask people to borrow money. I had to raise the funds and request time off of work, all of which was made more difficult because I was already struggling financially. The pain and punishment of bans on abortion coverage are well documented. Restricting Medicaid coverage of abortion forces one in four poor women seeking an abortion to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. Research also shows that a woman who wants to get an abortion but is denied that care is more likely to fall into poverty than one who can get the care she needs. And bans on coverage, like most restrictions on abortion care, fall hardest on people who are already struggling, women of color, and young people, who are forced to try to pay for this care out of pocket. Today, I’m executive director at the same abortion fund that helped me—and I’m proud to help fund abortion care for our callers. But we’ll never be able to meet the full need with our efforts alone, which is why abortion should be covered by insurance, however much money someone makes. Governor Rauner has suggested that current Illinois policy is sufficient and that people can get abortion coverage. This is simply untrue, and the proof is in the phone calls we receive every day from people struggling to pay for abortion care. At the Chicago Abortion Fund, most of our grantees are either low-income women of color or low-income mothers. We see firsthand how people who are already struggling to make ends meet suffer when they are denied insurance coverage for abortion. And in case you’re thinking that if Governor Rauner signs HB 40, we can pack up and go home, let me assure you: abortion funds are just as necessary in states where Medicaid covers abortion, as the costs of transportation, child care, and unpaid time off of work also take an enormous toll on women and families. It is not too late for Governor Rauner to rethink his threat to veto HB 40. It’s not too late to remember whose future hangs in the balance—women like me and those we serve every day. Please, Governor Rauner, think of us and sign this bill. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • August 23 - 29, 2017 05


POLITICS

Daniel Biss: Illinois Democratic Meet Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ameya Pawar’s Running Gubernatorial Candidate Mate: Mayor Tyrone Coleman By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer

We got to fix that first. Any Endorsements? Democratic Congressman Brad SchneiDaniel Biss is not your average political der [10th District] has been supportive. adversary. The former University of ChicaYou’ll see more endorsements in the next go mathematics professor decided to take few weeks because I’ve had the real privilege a leap of faith tossing in his bid to run for in working with these folks and earning their Illinois State Representative for the 17th Dis- support. Not because I need their support on trict. After a second attempt, his persistence March 20 but because I’ve been in the public and ground level strategy earned him a seat life in the last decade. to represent constituents in Evanston and The endorsements that we have, the volSkokie communities. unteers and energy that we have—we have In 2012, he went on to win the state the tools to put this together. Will it be easy? Senate election gradually becoming a fresh No. Are we going to spend as many dollars and familiar face of the Democratic party. on television ads as Pritzker? No way. Am His easy approach to I the guy from a famous discussing the problems political family? No. But I that Illinoisans face daily think you look at what the had the short prospects voters want and the team on the 2015 Illinois guthat we’re putting togethbernatorial race. Biss er, I feel that we’re really passeed on the opportuwell positioned to catch nity to build his legislative that wave. chops and positioning. What do you feel canNow, with nearly a didates should address decade of experience as as the top three issues a state legislator—Biss that concern Illinois resannounced his candidacy Daniel Biss. (Photo by Daniel X. O’Neil/ idents? for the top state govern- Flickr/Creative Commons) I think people feel our ment office in Illinois in governor is not working for May. the rest of us. We have a governor that is run With a recent endorsement by Congress- by a few people for a few people. The rest of man Robin Kelly and Senator Pat McGuire, us are left out in the cold. the husband and father of two stopped by Taxes are a huge problem. The Chicago Defender to discuss some key A school funding system that punishes points of his campaign agenda. people across Illinois is at the top of people’s Why do you feel it’s important to run minds. for the governor’s office? A government that looks at neighborThere’s two different things going on— hoods where money is left, jobs are left one is that Rauner has taken a torch to the and opportunities are left instead of saying state and burned it down. Secondly, he has “We’re going to put money back in and put taken a torch to the state that was already in people to work,” they say we’re going to walk a ton of trouble. away and put the money somewhere else. In addition, we have the most unjust That’s so much on people’s minds. There are school system in the country. We have a bill people on the South and West Side of Chithe governor has vetoed that if it becomes cago and people across Illinois in poor, rural law, it will improve our school funding sys- communities as well who think, “Where the tem but it will still be the worst in the coun- hell has the state gone and why did you walk try. away from us?” It’s time to actually rethink the way we do When you look at the decisions that this—in a serious way and in a bold way—a are being made from the federal level, transformational way, and it’s not just about county and city level, what are some of beating Rauner. If we beat Rauner, then the thoughts that run through your mind? we’re still where we were at before with the Let’s start with the soft beverage tax in school funding crisis. Cook County that could disrupt federal We cannot get back to where we were funding for the SNAP program on a state before because the taxes are by the rich for level. the rich. I would assume everyone on the counWhat are your first steps if elected as ty level would not allow this to happen. I’ve fought to expand the SNAP program to Governor? I think it starts with our tax codes. Illinois 40,000 working families to take advantage has one of four state constitutions that says of additional federal monies. The county obyou have a flat income tax. This is a weird viously needs to balance their budget. The thing in the constitution that says you can right way to invest money for the state, countax someone making $20 million the same ty and the city to balance their budget is to as someone making $20,000 a year. Wis- have the right governor to fight for progresconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky are not sive taxation on the state level. We’ve left like that. It’s just us. It means our taxes are the city and county high and dry unable to get revenue in a fair way. too high on the middle class. 06 August 23 - 29, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer What made you decide to join Ameya Pawar as his lieutenant governor running mate? It was easy to make the decision to be able to help Cairo at a different level. That’s what we’ve been lacking. Our elected state officials have been ignoring that part of Southern Illinois. Being involved in this election process if nothing else is to bring attention to Cairo and the surrounding area and its resources that’s been untapped. When I grew up there, Cairo was in the heart of the tristate area. Everybody came to Cairo for entertainment, for jobs, for medical shipping. At one point in time, every eight mins there was a train going in and out of town. River traffic was awesome. The Blues circuit where B.B. King and these guys and women at some point in their career performed in Cairo. It was an awesome place to be. It was a vibrant community. Over the years, people were elected and they didn’t have the community at heart. It was their own personal gain—family members or friends. The sad part about it, people kept electing the same person or persons. Later people were given monies to vote. If you were a drinker/ alcoholic—you got a bottle of whiskey or wine for your vote. It was things like that. Those are some of the reasons why we’re in the system that we’re in. The mismanagement of funds. It’s just been a mess. Tell me about your background and your experience in public service? I grew up in an environment where my grandparents were political. My grandmother was involved in politics. We were Republicans but it became a time when there was a shift in the Black community and they became Democrats. For the past 50 years, the town has been basically Democratic. I caught hold of some of that. I used to watch my grandmother work with people and help them. I picked parts of that up. When I came back home, I had been in the Marine Corps for 10 years. I came back home for a vacation period. I saw the reverse of things in the time frame I grew up there and when I returned. I’ve always worked in the communities where I was stationed at. I asked, “why go back and help another community when my community needs help.” I decided to stay there and one thing lead to another. I founded the two-county, local NAACP chapter. I was always working trying to build the community and help lift the community. This lead to other things. If I was going to make a difference, I would have to be a part of government. Now, I’m in the mayor’s seat, now I

Pawar and Coleman. feel I may have to be at another level of government at a state level. I can reach back down and offer more assistance. If I can be at that state dynamic, I’m sure I can do more than even at a local level. How do you see the diversity of having a running mate from a town that has been considered almost abandoned by some of the powers that be? How does this represent the full scope the entire state of Illinois? Ameya Pawar: Part of the reason of Mayor Emanuel’s school closings is one of the reasons why I told him if you close the school, it’s like closing the community. How do you take government investment out of a community and expect it to thrive? The thing about Cairo, it sits at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. They should be a tourist destination like it was a couple generations ago. How do I know that? Look at Galena, just up the Mississippi river. Cairo is just a microcosm of what’s happening all over the state. It’s East Louis, Harvard, Galesburg—South and Westside of Chicago. These are Black, White and Brown communities. Mayor Coleman: We have allowed the system to divide us. Race and socially—just any and everything instead of seeing that we are really “one.” We’re part of the human family but we get caught up in what “they” say. What will be your message as you both travel throughout the state? Coleman: One of the main areas of investment is people investing in themselves and in their elected officials on a local scale. You turn to your local scale and you make them produce and that person who is elected locally has to make contact and communicate with the state official to make them do what is right. We allow these things to happen because we don’t get involved. You have to make your elected officials accountable. Do you consider yourself bipartisan when you’re working with other officials? Coleman: Anybody who is willing to work with my community, I’m willing to work with that person. I don’t get caught up in labels. www.chicagodefender.com


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Black Newspaper Association Maps Out Next Two Years Publishers of African American newspapers from across the country convened at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s campus in Oak Brook, Il., for the NNPA convention August 17-19, 2017. The plan that was crafted during the retreat resulted in the “roadmap: for the next two

years.” Discussion on content, revenue, digital strategies and collective responsibility resulted in a plan to ensure the viability of the Black Press.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is the trade organization for African American Newspaper Publishers. This year marks the 190th anniversary of the Black press.

The class photo of those publishers in attendance at the convention representing multiple African American newspapers from coast-to-coast. (Photos by Worsom Robinson/NNPA)

Dorothy Leavell, NNPA Chairperson and publisher of The Chicago Crusader, addresses the crowd. www.chicagodefender.com

Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, speaks with Carol Bell at the convention. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • August 23 - 29, 2017 07


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Single Mother Pens Self-help Book to Help Fellow Moms By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer

Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour judges (l-r): Kenny Burns “The Lifestyle Specialist;” Daymond John, CEO of FUBU and co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank;” Evan Wray and Sean O’Brien, Co-Founders of Swyft Media, and Tracey Baim of Windy City Times.

Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour Offers Business Wisdom By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Pearls of wisdom are to be shared, never hoarded. Or at least that appeared to be the mindset of the five judges of Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour who shared a few trade secrets for entrepreneurs prior to the start of the Chicago leg of the national contest. The judges, Daymond John, CEO of FUBU and cohost of ABC’s “Shark Tank”; Kenny Burns “The Lifestyle Specialist”; Sean O’Brien and Evan Wray, Co-Founders of Swyft Media, former Tap the Future winners; and regional judge Tracy Baim, Publisher and Executive Director, Windy City Times, gave a few minutes prior to the beginning of the contest to explain how their journeys to success can be replicated. One of the first topics broached was about launching a business as a woman. Baim said that possessing the right amount of passion for any business project is essential to success. She recalled when she started her newspaper decades ago, it was much harder for her to receive a bank loan than her male contemporaries. The newsmaker said that female entrepreneurs should be aware that failure is a possibility but it may be necessary for greater success later. Being the entrepreneur in the story is not the only way to get involved in fledgling companies. John claimed he was the greatest beneficiary of the “Shark Tank” experience. The FUBU CEO said he doesn’t always have to be the smartest person in the room but rather he could join the people who already have the next best idea and learn something new. He said that he learned from Wray and O’Brien’s business model and recalled some tried and true practices he had forgotten. “Sometimes, you can get to stages in your career where you’ve forgotten a lot of things that got you here and then you listen to things that they talk about and then you think ‘let me revisit this, let me get back to that’,” said John.

Wray vouched for the Tap the Future program calling it a “springboard” for greater success. He remembered too that prior to his company’s breakthrough the outlook was bleak at times. The former Tap the Future winner said in 2014 on his birthday that the company only had $6,000 in its bank account and that he hadn’t taken salaries for a year to two years at that point. He said the situation can be “nerve racking” and will be worse before the sunshine. “[My birthday in 2014] was a pretty low moment, those are the ones you don’t see or hear about too much in publications, but we pivoted the business and were fortunate enough to sign a good client and go on from there,” said Wray. Despite these trying moments, Burns preached persistence to entrepreneurs and advised them to always look forward to tomorrow as it may hold the breakthrough you are looking for. For the fifth consecutive year, Miller Lite stopped in Chicago for the Midwest leg of its Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour to judge five semifinalists to determine which one would receive their first big break. The event was held at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., where hundreds of curious observers filled into the chic space to find out who out of five semifinalist contestants would emerge victorious. The winner of Chicago’s Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour was Jordan Vanderham, CEO/ Founder of Orindi Ventures. The Holland, Mich., native was awarded $20,000 for his business that creates cold weather masks for industrial workers and will now advance to the national competition with other regional finalists for the opportunity to win the grand prize of $100,000. Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Live Pitch Tour was held in five locations: Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. The Chicago region included Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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Facing the challenges of being a single mother, at times, can be overwhelming, but with the assistance of Somone Davis’ motherhood guidebook entitled “Dear Young, Single Mother,” there’s help out there. Davis is all too aware of the struggles single mothers encounter while rearing their children as she too faced many a trial herself. The Chicago native said during one of her “really emotional nights,” she decided to begin encouraging herself by writing positive messages to read later. She said when she reread her notes, she was amazed by her own writing and thought surely other sin- Somone Davis gle mothers could relate. It was at that point she decided to continue forward and write more to assist other single moms. “I thought to myself, ‘it’s not going to always be like this, things are going to get better, I knew this isn’t what I expected but I’m still going to make it through’,” said Davis. “I’m still going to be the best for my child, I’m going to have a better mindset about this situation and I’m going to respond differently.” Davis, 26, said “Dear Young, Single Mothers” is comprised of primarily her own experiences, what it means to be a single mother, a section on what to expect versus reality, how to be a mother, improving oneself as a woman, how to live a life of expectancy of great opportunities, and more. “There’s a lot of pressure being a single mom and a lot of moms don’t know how to deal with it,” said Davis. “A lot of times as a single mother we spend a lot of time on who is not doing what, and I had to learn through that season to start bettering myself as a woman and bettering myself as a mom, that naturally I’ll be gravitating to all of the good. [Single mothers] need life spoken into them; they need inspiration, build up, and to know that there are others going through the same things they’re going through.” Unfortunately, the rates of African American single mothers raising children under 18 years old is significantly higher than any other race group in the United States. According to a 2016 “America’s Families and Living Arrangements” report by the U.S. Census, 28.3 percent of African American families are led by single mothers compared to 8.8 percent in White families and 16.1 percent in Hispanic families. The compiled average for all races included is 11.2 percent. Comparatively, the percentage of households with just fathers is roughly the same across racial demographics. However, African Americans come in last in terms of married couples at 43.6 percent compared to the overall average of 71.8 percent. The first time author has plans to expand her efforts beyond her book, too. In addition to “Dear Young, Single Mothers,” Davis said she wants to write a second volume and host monthly meet-and-greet events for mothers where everyone can come and enjoy themselves. She said her book isn’t aimed at any specific race or demographic. “For now, I’m pretty much just promoting this piece and getting moms and other people to gravitate to it so the word can get out and other moms can be encouraged,” said Davis. “You need that village, that sense of support to raise a child; that’s needed.” Dear Young, Single Mother is available on Amazon https:// www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7DMDQC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1. www.chicagodefender.com


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ComEd Unveils New Solar Pyramid at Gallery Guichard

ComEd unveiled a 7-foot high solar pyramid in Gallery Guichard’s Great Migration Sculpture Garden last week. (Photo by Charlie Smith, III)

By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Gallery Guichard’s Great Migration Sculpture Garden is now the home of Bronzeville’s first solar powered pyramid, courtesy of ComEd. The unveiling of the solar pyramid symbolizes the completion of a project two years in the making. ComEd partnered with local artist, Shala, and high school students through its “Solar Spotlight,” a renewable energy and STEM program, to create a pyramid standing 7 feet high that absorbs solar energy, which it then repurposes into light that emanates the summit of the structure down to its base. Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president and CEO, explained ComEd’s commitment to youth education, improving the level of technology understanding, and developing the workforce of the future motivated the company to move forward with the project. “There’s sort of a self-interest in developing these kids and making sure they have technical skills necessary for the 21st century economy and also adding an art component, which helps develop a creative side of the brain which we believe will be the distinguisher in the future,” said Pramaggiore. “Everybody needs technology skills but being able to think creatively and beyond in a visionary fashion becomes a real distinguisher so part of it is working with kids and the education element.” Pramaggiore shared that the partnership with Gallery Guichard occurred unexpectedly when she spoke with Andre Guichard, co-owner of Gallery Guichard, about bringing a project to Bronzeville. “Bronzeville has such a deep, deep history in arts and culture and economically www.chicagodefender.com

and we are looking to Bronzeville to do some creative work on the energy side,” said Pramaggiore. Frances Guichard, co-owner of Gallery Guichard, thanked all parties involved with the creation of the solar pyramid for making the collaboration “special.” “We are standing here on sacred ground, this is nothing new, this has been done before, each generation has people who are inspirational, create, and do wonderful things,” said Guichard. Shala, a Chicago resident and artist extraordinaire, said when he crafted the original idea to place artwork on solar panels, he was in contact with college students to learn if the idea was feasible. Once he received confirmation from those students that his idea could be completed, he

reached out to Gallery Guichard to form a partnership for where he may display his finished project and later connected with ComEd. Shala explained when he reached out to ComEd he wanted to work with teens, which later led to him partnering with their Solar Spotlight program. He said teens of this generation have a firm understanding as to who they are and he has made it his job to foster a sense of self-worth and self-confidence into them. “I felt like [ComEd’s Solar Spotlight program] was the best place to get the students because I had worked with that program before and those are students who are interested in STEM,” said Shala. “I brought the arts in, that’s the next phase, we kind of phased art out but humanity needs art, art is what moves things for-

ward.” Shala noticed once he brought the art aspect to Solar Spotlight, the teens responded immediately. “I said this year we are going to do something different, you guys learn about technology and solar panels all the time, let’s put some art on it and their eyes bugged out,” said Shala. “I got that funny looking “s” that everyone draws, a heart, but I got them to push beyond that to find something that’s going to represent them for the next 30 years because this is going to be up there forever and they got it.” Attallah Danzie, 17, one of the 60 students selected from across Chicagoland to take part in the two-week program, was present at the unveiling. She said she first learned about the program from her school principal at Johnson College Prep, 6350 S. Stewart Ave. She recalled she had to come out of her shell and take on a leadership role. She championed the program as a “great experience” and said that everyone should have an opportunity to take part in it. “It was a pretty interesting experience because I never experienced anything like it before and it gave me more experience for my dreams because I want to be an engineer,” said Danzie. “Being a part of this was something big for me, I appreciate it and I would like to do it again someday.” Danzie, a West Chatham resident, said through her time in the program she was able to learn more about her future career as a computer engineer. She said she plans on attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering. “I thought engineering was going to be this hard thing, challenging, but working with the ComEd program it doesn’t seem hard, you just have to put the skills you have together,” said Danzie. To learn more about the solar pyramid or the Solar Spotlight program, visit poweringlives.comed.com/. For more information about Gallery Guichard visit galleryguichard.com/.

The driving force behind the creation of ComEd’s solar pyramid all pose for a photograph. Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president and CEO, is sandwiched between teen participants alongside local artist, Shala, and Andre and Frances Guichard, owners of Guichard Gallery, where the pyramid will reside. (Photo by Lee Edwards) THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • August 23 - 29, 2017 09


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ENTERTAINMENT

HBCU Grad Behind NOAA Total Solar Eclipse Imagery

The 6th Annual Westside Music Festival Draws Thousands

By Tiffany Hoyd Howard University News Service

of becoming an accountant, but a persistent algebra teacher at Jackson State, “Ms. Brookins” started her into the lane that would essentially set her life on a different WASHINGTON — Well before track. the nation’s first total solar eclipse “One day, she called me up dominated the headlines of every to her desk and she said, ‘Sims, news organization in America, it what’s you major again?’ And so, I was affixed to the mind of Jamese said, ‘Ms. Brookins, my major is acSims. counting.’ She said, ‘No, you need Sims, a native of Meridian, to go across the hall to the physics Miss., graduate department, because of two historically I can tell by the way Black universities that you think, and the and one of the few way that you answer African- American your questions, that women in the field of you are a scientist, scientific engineerand that’s what your ing and meteorology, major needs to be.’” is part of the reason It wasn’t long afyou and millions of terwards that Sims Americans could see Jamese Sims worked as an intern the stunning images at NOAA during her of the eclipse on broadcast news stations, web pages, Facebook undergraduate years as part of a NOAA’s scholarship program. Latand Twitter feeds. er, while working on her doctorate A graduate of Jackson State degree at Howard, Sims did anUniversity in Jackson, Miss., and other NOAA internship, this time Howard University in Washington, in Miami, Fla., at the Hurricane D.C., Sims is the product manager Research Division. Her internship for the groundbreaking GOES-16 led to a fulltime position at NOAA Satellite that provided the images studying the Gulf Stream that runs of the eclipse millions of Ameri- through the Atlantic from Caribbecans saw. an past Africa. She also studied She supports the development hurricane patterns. and implementation of GeostaIn 2016, she joined the GOES tionary Operational Environmental team. Satellite, commonly referred to as Sims was recently named a GOES, R-Series satellite weather NOAA 2017 employee of the products by overseeing GOES-R Series Product Systems Develop- quarter. According to NOAA, she ment and Implementation projects “champions and supports the development and implementation of and funding. weather satellite products to meet Sims came to the world of customer needs within cost and weather and satellites almost by schedule of project plans.” happenstance. She recalls how Sims said her education at hisgrowing up as a young girl in Mistorically Black universities was imsissippi, her grandmother would portant to her success. predict the weather based on how “I have two HBCUs under my she felt. Meanwhile, Sims marbelt, and I am definitely a promoter veled at how the weather was so different from her hometown when of HBCUs,” she said. “I gained not she visited her family in Indiana. just academic expertise, but HBInitially, however, weather and sci- CUs go the extra mile in teaching our students about professional ence was not a career choice. Sims began college with plans development and pushing the students to pursue internships.”

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Dru Hill. (Photos by Carl Ankrum) By Mary L. Datcher Defender Arts & Entertainment Editor The steamy hot weather did not detract folks from attending the 6th Annual Westside Music Festival in Douglas Park. Over seven thousand people attended the free event produced by the Westside Cultural Foundation on August 19. Kicking off the festivities with the end of summer celebration sponsored by 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott, Jr.—a special community give back which in- Micheal Scott and wife Natashee volved family fun festivals throughout the early part of the day. The program included activities for seniors, back packs filled with school supplies giveaways; and health immunizations. As attendees packed the South end of Douglas Park, the crowd was entertained by hometown talent featuring Kilika Tabron, Dej Monae, Yohan, Matt B. and Marcus Mack. Hosted by WGCI Morning Riot comedian host Leon Rogers, the crowd waited in high anticipation for live performances by headlined acts Lil’ Mo, Vivian Green and Dru Hill. Li Mo This year’s WSMF sponsors included BMO Harris Bank [Presenting Sponsor], ComEd, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, MillerCoors, Verizon, the Chicago Housing Authority Comcast, CVS, Lagunitas, Loop Capital, Walgreens, Clarius Partners, American Airlines, Airbnb and Uncle Remus. Media partnerships with iHeart Radio, City Alert, Chicago Defender along with the Chicago Park District, Mayor’s Nights Out in the Parks and other established businesses brought the event together. Past headliners of the festival include music legends such as Kelly Price, Slick Rick, MC Lyte, Bell Biv DeVoe, Musiq Soulchild, Syleena Johnson, Brownstone and 112. Vivian Green www.chicagodefender.com


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Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip Hop): A Musical with a Message Black Ensemble Theater Presents The World Premier Musical Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip Hop) Written, directed and choreographed by Reuben Echoles July 22 – September 2, 2017 By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Reality TV is the wow factor for broadcasting stations across the world. What started off 17 years ago as a simple concept to allure people back into daytime soap operas during prime time has been a prelude to what millions of people converse about on a daily basis. “Survivor” premiered on May 31, 2000, as the first reality show. This phenomenal show opened up the door to chaos and conversations and gave America the green light to witness the inside drama and personal conflict that provided us with entertainment at its ugliest rather than educating viewers; but it not only caught our attention, we thrived in it. There is one infamous reality show that is “unscripted” to perfection, “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” starring Kevin Hart.

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And alas, the phenomena has even taken ahold of theater. Now, the Black Ensemble has captured the essence of reality television by taking you behind the scenes to see what’s really going on with “The Last Dancer Standing (More Than HipHop)!” The premise of this musical play is based on a competition where the dancers are literally fighting to win the coveted title and $10,000 prize. You get a glimpse of all of the chaos that happens during a live taping with all of the hoopla, glitz, glamour, and madness that ten of the finest dancers from around the country experience before and after the show. “The Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip-Hop)” is a reality TV fan dream with a unique twist, twirl, and some turmoil. The winner of this fictional dance competition gets to tour with R&B singing sensation Justin Paul (Deverin Deonte), who happens to be one of the judges. But before they can go on tour, they must conquer the battle ground of dancing against one another to be the last dancer standing. Like the majority of the reality shows “The Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip-Hop)” does not come up short with entertainment. They perform dancing moves such as ballets, hip-hop and anything they could dream up to add an extra dose of drama as they get closer to the fi-

nale show. Navigated by Launa (Lauren Wells), the stage manager, choreographer, and one of the judges who try to keep everything together for their first season, the show quickly falls apart when the owner of the show Sebastion (Andre Teamer) has another agenda. Writer and Director Rueben D. Echoles crafted a fun evening at the theater with drama, excitement and poignant messages of love inserted with live participation from the audience. He gave us a diverse up close and personal look at the making of a reality program with real life reactions from the dancers. If you ever wanted to see the behind-the-scenes commotion of a reality show, this is the play is for you. “Last Dancer Standing (More Than HipHop)” is filled with wit, opposition, conflict, clashes and unfriendly competition; everything a reality TV show viewer is expecting. And the winner is… well, you have to go see for yourself who is the last dancer standing. We recommend that you check out this play with the hashtag that “Black Lives Matter” and the message of love, that no matter what situation we might be facing in life we have more in common than we think. “The Last Dancer Standing (More Than

Hip-Hop)” gives you the REAL back story in reality TV! Cast Includes: Alexis J. Roston (Radiant Michaels) Andre Teamer (Sebastion) Shari Addison (Evette Michaels) Deverin Deonte’ (Justin Paul) Lauren Wells (Launa) Kylah Frye (Leah) Linnea Norwood (Tyra) Lemond A. Hayes (Nikita) Brian Nelson (Raymond) Charlotte Drover (Erica) Brian Boller (Sam) Trequon Tate (Marcus/Bill) Renelle Nicole (Ghari/Singer) Michael Adkins (Perry) Junior White (Jason) Jessica Seals (Elena/Singer) Alexis Aker (Daniela) Shonee Muse (Destiny) Levi Stewart (Joel/Singer/Rude Guy) Devin Joyner (Michelle/Female Under study/Swing) Gregory “Henri” Slater (Male Under study/Swing) Kaiya Brown (Female Understudy/ Swing)

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ENTERTAINMENT

By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer

Tucked away behind the stage in the Grand Ballroom A&B at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, the host site of the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists’ National Convention and Career Fair, were members of the cast from OWN’s mega-hit TV show “Queen Sugar,” who spoke about cast dynamics, where they draw their inspiration, and how their fans make all the difference. The assembly of actors were regal in appearance as they took turns answering reporters’ questions before appearing on stage for the 2017 NABJ Arts & Entertainment Reception Powered by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. “Queen Sugar,” created and executive produced by Academy Award nominated director Ava DuVernay, has already earned the acclaim of many stanch viewers from the African American community so much so that an announcement for a third season has already been made. During their conversation with the Defender, the cast had a genuine appreciation for their platform as artists and how their work not only the impacts the audience but themselves as well. By any measure, these artists love their work and how it translates to an audience who not only looks like them, but who can relate to the struggles, triumphs, and vulnerability that their characters face in their own lives. One of the stars of “Queen Sugar,” Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who plays Charley Bordelon West, described the “joy” she experienced working with her cast and crew. “I actually have to pinch myself because I am still in a little bit of shock that this is the great fortune that I’ve been given,” said Gardner. “I think a part of it is the love between the cast and the joy there and the very genuine sense of magic that happens between us both on-screen and off-screen. I think our leaders are a big, big part of that. They continue to infuse the project with revolutionary mission, and I think we can feel it industry wide, and I feel we definitely feel it community wide.” Fellow “Queen Sugar” cast member Tina Lifford (who plays Aunt Violet Borderlon) noted DuVernay typically casts her projects with actors for “spirit not just their talent,” which was met with an immediate rebuttal from fellow co-star Omar J. Dorsey (who plays Hollywood) who joked, “I know you’re happy about that.” To say the trio enjoyed each other’s presence would be an understatement as throughout the interview jokes, smiles, and laughter were in abundance. The trio laughed over who was the most proficient at “throwing shade.” “What’s exciting is how often you get to step onto a new job, meet 10 people, and gel with all of them and have a level of respect that is so sound that you can joist and have real fun, this is our family,” said Lifford. Beyond the laughter was an acknowledgement of the element of artistry intertwined throughout the series starting

Behind the Scenes with Cast Members From OWN’s

“Queen Sugar”

Queen Sugar cast members talk to the Defender’s Lee Edwards at conference in New Orleans. (Photo by Tierra Carpenter)

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from the top. Lifford spoke about how DuVernay’s “vision” about the presentation and execution for the world she’s created. “The vision of Ava is to render characters that absolutely speak with a level of truth and authenticity to all of our experiences in a way that’s compelling,” said Lifford. “I think we do that and you get to see that we’re accomplishing that when Twitter lights up and people are responding to the people that they’ve come to love and how they are experiencing life.” Gardner echoed Lifford’s sentiment while making note of how “Queen Sugar” gives voices to different segments of the African American experience. She said the show gives an opportunity to speak towards the conversation she wants to discuss with an element of beauty and more. “At the core of ‘Queen Sugar’ is to create art that is recognizable, that is speaking to an experience that doesn’t get voiced as often as it should,” said Gardner. “I know for me, this is one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, it’s one of the most defining experiences of my life because it’s fused being able to speak to the things that I care about passionately.” Elements of the production of “Queen Sugar” that have drawn widespread acclaim are the visual presentation, hue, perfect lighting of all the cast members and the overall feel of the program. Gardner described the effort to ensure high quality lighting as “very intentional” by DuVernay to give the show a film-like quality. She said part of DuVernay’s “genius” was in selecting the show’s cinematographers, Antonio Calvache and Kira Kelly. “I feel like [Calvache and Kelly] are both committed, genuinely committed to the characters, to us as actors, to capturing moments of authentic cultural experience as beautifully as they can because somewhere I think that we all understand that if something is rendered with extreme beauty, we’re simply going to want to watch it, and to see it and to understand it and to relate to it,” said Gardner. “I think it was a genius move of Ava’s to make that a priority and to understand that was as much as a part of the storytelling as dialogue, clothes, as everything else is.” The impact of Black Twitter’s support of the series and its cast has not gone unnoticed. Dorsey described seeing his show become the number one trending topic in the world on Twitter while it’s on-air as “crazy.” He said these days it’s “weird” walking through the mall to hear people call him by his character’s name. He recalled a conversation with DuVernay prior to last year’s Essence Festival where he wondered aloud if the audience would “love the show as much as we do.” “We saw the pilot a few times before anyone else saw it and it was just beautiful,” said Dorsey. “Are people going to be around to watch this? Are people just going to sit and chill and go with plot, plot, plot all the time and the storytelling? Ava and I had this long conversation and she said ‘I believe in our people’. And so when it came on and blew up, I was like ‘wow!’” “Queen Sugar” airs on OWN. www.chicagodefender.com


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

Email: cpalmer@chicagodefender.com

Grant For Young Women’s Leadership; Retirement for CPS Executive Around town started the week at Chicago State University with the Chicago State Education Fund President Dr. Frank Horton presenting four new students with $5,000 each and giving their continuing students at CSU $600 each for a grand total of $23,000. The event took place in Interim President Dr. Rachel W. Lindsey’s conference room. The Chicago State Alumni Educators are asking all of the CSU graduates to “Come Home” and join them in their efforts to enhance the quality of life for the youth of Chicago. For further information, contact Dr. Horton at 773-750-5242. I would like to congratulate two wonderful young men on their college graduation; both are returning to school to pursue their Master’s degrees. Riley Jones, Columbia University New York, and Ryan Jones, Alabama State Riley and Ryan Jones University. I am so proud of both of these Political Science and Criminal Justice majors! 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, State Senator Mattie Hunter, Chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee and Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp and CEO Anne Pramaggiore of Com Ed unveiled their Sculpture at the Galley Guichard with proprietors Frances and Andre Guichard, Mayor of Bronzeville, while celebrating their Com Ed Solar Spotlight Program. A celebration of STEM, the Solar Pyramid was designed by Shala Akintola, Lucy Slivinski, Allen Emerson Hicks and Basel Watson. Kudos to Andre and Frances Guichard for supporting education in the community by presenting the Young Women’s Leadership High School (YWL) with a $2,500 donation. Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Adron Robinson and first lady Veronica Robinson on their 8th Anniversary at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Country Club Hills. Denise LitRev. Dr. Adron Robintle celebrated son and first lady retirement afVeronica Robinson. ter 37 years of service to the Chicago Public Schools. She rose through the ranks as Teacher, Principal, Network Chief and Chief Advisor to the CEO; she retired as Chief Operating Officer. Denise, we want you to “Party Like A Rock Star!” Carolyn’s Kids Foundation will be hosting its C.L.A.S.S. Awards on Sunday, August 27 at Tuscany Falls Banquet Hall in Mokena, Illinois. The tickets are $70. The honorees are Anthony Burton, Direcwww.chicagodefender.com

Provost CSU Dr. Angela Henderson, Award Recipients Sade Baskin, Julian HS, Cameron Bowles, Kenwood HS, Tamera Shelton, Corliss HS, Interim President CSU Dr. Rachel Lindsey, President of CSU Educator’s Alumni Dr. Jerry Martin, Dr. Frank Horton, Bob Miller, Byron Bell

Frances Guichard, Charee Tousant, LaCael Palmer-Pratt, Di- ComEd Senior Vice President Melissa Washington, rector of Community Engagement and Recruitment,YWL, and CEO ComEd Anne Pramaggiore, Carolyn, and ComEd Director of External Affairs Angel Perez Kiarra Pearson

Chicago Public Schools Central Office Staff celebrating the retirement of Chief Operating Officer Denis Little. In center, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, Denise Little, CPS Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice Jackson. tor of Recreational Services for Village of Matteson, Karry Young, KLY Development, Larry Huggins, President and CEO of Riteway–Huggins Construction Company, State Senator Kimberly Lightford 4th District, State Representative Sonya

Harper 6th District, Michelle Redd, Founder Building Blocks Academy, Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO, Chicago Public Schools, Dewitt Harris, Pastor, Greater Zion Temple MB Church, Rev. Ira Acree, Pastor, Greater St. John Bible Church, True Star

Magazine, DeAnna McLeary and Na-Tae Thompson and the Westside Association for Community Action, The Jenkins Family. Entertainment featuring Mr. Baritone. For tickets and/or donations : ckfclassawards. eventbrite.com.

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Shawnee Dez: ENTERTAINMENT

By Kenneth Robinson Defender Contributing Writer

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o we need new soul music? Is there a market for it in today’s music? Soul singer Shawnee Dez believes there is and she’s determined to bring it back to the masses. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dez about her musical endeavors and where soul music lies in today’s market. While many obviously appreciate the devotion James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis gave to soul music during their time, others wonder if embracing soul music in today’s market is possible. Dez, a Chicago native who was born long after the height of soul music in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, has it flowing through her veins. Growing up in a musical family, Dez found herself exposed to an array of different musicians, but it was the soul genre, the artist who sang with compassion and feeling that Dez connected with the most. Q: After hearing your cover of “Summertime,” I’m convinced that soul is a part of you. You sang it with so much compassion and conviction but in your own words; how would you describe your sound? A: My sound is very soul-influenced. I look to a lot of male artists because I have a deep voice, so oftentimes I’m listening to people I can relate to, and when I sing like them, I can feel it in my throat, if that makes sense. I have a modern soul or progressive soul sound, especially with the direction that I’ve been going in lately. I’m infusing a lot of jazz this time around as well. The sound I’m using now also contributes to the soulful richness of my voice. Q: Who are your musical influences? A: James Brown is a huge, huge influence on the soul tip. His energy, this man is literally a legend just from his ad libs. He could project a feeling of “I need you to be in this with me,” so definitely James Brown. I went through a phase of trying to tap into the funky sound, so I was listening to a lot of Betty Davis and studying her. I love Lalah Hathaway, her voice is literally honey, and I love it. I listen to a lot of Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Al Green. The list goes on and on but it’s mostly artists who fit in the soul, neo-soul realm of music. Q: You have a new project coming out soon, so what can fans expect and what’s the inspiration behind the new sound? A: They can expect me to tap into my childhood and upbringing. I’m a Cancer, so I’m very nostalgic. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to paint this picture for my fans. The image of me going to the rink or hanging out with my mom and dad freestyling going down Lake Shore Drive in the

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car. I’m experimenting with a more upbeat, funky sound for the faster tracks. But on my somber, melancholy slower jams, I’m looking more to soul to drive those songs. That’s my spectrum, it’s going to go from soul to funk or funk to soul. Q: Explain to me your evolution as an artist, when and where it all began;

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your love for singing? A: Like most artists, I started singing in the church and sang in many choirs while in school. Growing up, I trained in many different genres, so I was fortunate to have those experiences. It was my senior year in high school, at Homewood-Flossmoor, where everything changed for me. I met

a lot of people then who are doing phenomenal things in music now. One is my friend Johari Noelle from Chasing Destiny. We would make videos of us singing Lauren Hill and post them on YouTube. It was me being surrounded by other awesome talent that got me to thinking that this was something that I think I can do. After recording my first song “New Love” in 2014, that I absolutely hated, I learned then that recording and performing a song are very different. I learned from that experience that I’m a performer, which is why it’s been a process to get digital work released. In 2016, I released my EP “Day Child” on my birthday. Since then, I’ve been performing a lot around the city. Q: When making music, what’s your creative process like? A: The way that’s most effective for me is to freestyle. I’ll hear a little melody in my head and then put words to it. Next, I’ll work side by side with the producer to come up with the music for it. This is time-consuming; however, it really works for me. When I write, I like to have an image in mind. Seeing it visually helps me create the lyrics. I’m doing a lot of this actually right now, as I’m preparing the new body of work. Q: In your songs “Happy Spell,” “Wasted Time” and “Slipped Up,” you hear the passion in your voice. Modern music seems to lack this. What do you think needs to happen in music for people to want to sing about feelings again? A: First, before singing about feelings, people have to want to feel again in general. People have to be responsible for their feelings and not shy away from them. I think right now is the hardest time to develop a romantic relationship because people are consciously tapping out of their feelings. A little desensitize but when people want to feel again, that’s when the mainstream media will start to project and deliver that kind of music again. Artists have to be vulnerable and understand that they are feeling for themselves and for others. Humans are not robots, but the music we hear today is very robotic and harmful to our evolution. Q: Where can our readers go to find out more information about you and upcoming shows? A: You can check out my official website at www.shawneedez.com. I have a few live shows that are scheduled for early September, but you can also find me on: Facebook - @shawneedeznae Twitter - @shawnee_dez Instagram - @shawnee_dez Soundcloud – Shawnee Dez Booking inquiries, please contact J. Taper at jarnay@shawneedez.com www.chicagodefender.com


GUEST COLUMN

Scripting Our Own Narrative By Carl West Defender Guest Columnist

down with America. Colin Kaepernick is now a hero and the voice of the voiceless for standing Now is the time for Black pride to real- tall in his beliefs. These racist fanatics ly take shape and for voices to be heard. are the ones who should be banned from This madness in Charlottesville, as hor- LIFE! They never should be allowed to rific as it has been, is an opportunity for work in major corporations, attend pubBlacks to showcase their strength and lic schools, travel freely throughout the courage to the world, who blindly or un- world or even cast votes. Because we willingly, didn’t wannna accept minority’s see what happened when they hurriedly claim of blatant racism and bigotry. Most ran to the ballot box--we got Mr. Trump. I see this as a time for Blacks or any of the world wanted to present through mass media that Black’s assertion of other racial group who feels betrayed being discriminated against in the 21st or abused by America to utilize this sad Century was in our wildest imagination, occasion to reclaim this country and demand an apology and reparations for deonly. After this public display of rioting and cades of neglect and abandonment. But I know sweet home head bashing bigots, inUSA will not rise to juring and even killing the occasion. Thereothers, the world now fore Blacks should knows that these kinds utilize their vast reof people and actions exsources and intellecist. Can you imagine how tual capital to write many innocent minoria new narrative. It’s ties have been sent to time to script the prison because I’m sure playbook that Blacks some of these bigoted wanna see and not people in those crowds allow mainstream are judges, prosecumedia or others to tors and lawyers? Some Colin Kaepernick decide Negroes’ are even police officers faith in this country. who’ve arrested and falsely charged For far too long this nation has writBlacks and Latinos. ten unflattering narratives of Blacks Today, unfortunately that really being unworthy of holding leadership doesn’t matter, they seem to have a much bigger problem than the Negro or positions, lacking the skills to be CEOs, Hispanic race. These people who belong owners and majority partners or even either publicly or privately to hate groups having equal equity in the building of this around this country must now deal with nation’s future. Today is the time when their own reality; and Black folks must Blacks educate their young and thank immediately deal with theirs. Black folks and protect their elders for their wisdom must examine this scenario and figure and determination to withstand decades out their end game. Because it appears of bigotry. It’s time to prepare the next that America wants to insert all races generation of leaders to fight side by side into this fight to cleanse the world of so- with other races to denounce these bigoted acts of hatred against all men, womcalled outsiders. en and children. What’s really disturbing is the fact Regardless the outcome of this tragethat these young adults who were in the dy, which has caused so much attention crowd showing increased rage had to be raised by someone who probably feels and conversation, it’s not about Donald and acts the exact same way. It’s ei- Trump and his alleged racist past or presther their parents, grandparents, uncles, ent. It’s about the historic prejudice that aunts, cousins, or their community who the Plymouth Rock landed on Black and have assisted in their bigoted trained be- Brown people in this country for so many havior. These new born radicals and Neo years. Blaming Trump is an easy escape Nazis along with the Alt Right and White route. But the (majority) in this country Nationalists have opened up a Pando- must accept the responsibility of turning ra’s Box, and America has exploded with a blind eye to this hatred filled nation that confusion, shock and shame. And the (they’ve) called home and profited from global world is beginning to further ques- their entire lives. It’s time for Blacks to snatch this tion America and its pretentious morality opportunity to make good on what has as this great nation. How can this storied country claim been rightfully ours in terms of equality supremacy when deep in its core are and justice for the many who have sufmillions of White supremacists waiting fered at the hands of this racist nation. to be unleashed? Here’s a country vehe- Our story must be written so that we will mently bashing a man who only claimed not be infused into these unkind chapthe notion of racism and injustice when ters of history books without our perhe decided to kneel when the “Nation- mission. I will not be surprised if these al Anthem” was played at professional misguided chapters are scratched from football games. And these same legions the footnotes for future generations to of disgruntled people who denounced examine. But thank God we have the him are the same individuals who are Black press to tell the story of Black lives now burning the flag and screaming that matter most! www.chicagodefender.com

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IN THE MIXX

In the MIXX: The Black Vote Matters, Baba Dick Gregory Passes By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer The week kicked off with Solar Eclipse mania around the country and specifically downstate in Carbondale, where thousands descended on the campus of Southern Illinois University--a clear path of the rare event. Unfortunately, cloudy overcasts almost ruined the expe- Mary L. Datcher rience but crowd gazers were able to capture the last couple of minutes. Meanwhile, Chicagoans experienced the sky turning dark, the temperature dropping and a unique pause in our daily routine to allow everything else to be put on hold to see this special moment in our atmosphere. As we gradually close out the summer activities for the next three weeks of Backto-School programs, music festivals, and outdoor programming—we are gearing up for another grueling political season. What is Illinois without some type of election campaign taking place? Last year around this time, we were inundated in the presidential battle of Clinton and Trump taking over the oval office. Today, with the residue of the election results still sticking to us like gum on a hot pavement—it’s hard to clean up. We are stuck with 45 and his “attention seeking” shenanigans on social media representing millions of Americans. Am I the only one who feels we need a political detox from campaign rhetoric and the “why you should vote for me” script? But as much as we want to turn on the snooze button for the third time, pull the sheets over our heads and go back to deep coma sleep—we simply cannot remove ourselves from the legislative process. This is one of the most crucial times as voting citizens that we have to execute change—to raise our voices that will ignite real change. It’s simply not enough to be “keyboard gangstas,’” hashtagging our way to thousands of likes, but it’s time to put “feet on the ground” and encourage our community to attend townhall forums, political debates, visit our high schools, college campuses and even our correctional facilities to VOTE. Let’s keep this mind as we prepare to cast our vote in March 2018. The major concern of Black voters: will candidates keep their word? Our vote is like acquiring a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Factory. We will allow you in our factory and graciously walk you through our community, but cross us? Well, you gotta see this classic to know the results. “Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.” ~ Dick Gregory This past weekend, we lost comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory, who made his transition at 84. During the

Dick Gregory

Philip Coleman street naming ceremony Aug. 29

Jana Bonds

Marshall Thompson of the legendary Chi-Lites

1960s the St. Louis native’s career rose into the national spotlight when he took over as the resident comedian host at the famous Playboy Club in Chicago. His no nonsense style of bringing a real perspective of Black lives with a twist of humor to White audiences gave him a platform. Fearlessly bold, Gregory ran for Mayor of Chicago and became one of the faces in entertainment of the Civil Rights Movement. Known to many as Baba Dick Gregory, many were influenced through his holistic approach creating a healthy lifestyle with the Bahamian diet in the 1980s. The food based, vegetarian diet is still utilized today as one of the most effective ways of reducing diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Lillian Gregory, and their 10 children. Gregory continued to travel around the world performing stand-up comedy and appearing at speaking engagements almost until his death. Our condolences go out to the family, friends and countless fans of Baba Dick Gregory. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will continue to live on.

In Honor of Philip Coleman On Saturday, August 26, there will be a street sign naming ceremony dedicated to Philip Coleman at 12842 S. Morgan St. The University of Chicago graduate and community organizer was tased 19 times and died while in Chicago police custody in 2012. After filing a lawsuit, his family settled out of court with the city of Chicago for an estimated $4.9 million for the police brutality and misconduct. Philip’s father, Percy Coleman, is organizing this special day of activities in memory of his son’s legacy and philanthropic work. “The fact that their naming the street after a good man whose life was taken too early by the CPD, justice has not been served. Hopefully this would be a motivating factor to a lot of victims of the violence by the Chicago Police Department and the gangs,” said Coleman. “Our efforts are to prevent our people from becoming endangered species for the South Side and West Side community.” The program will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with speakers beginning at 11:30 a.m. Alderman Carrie Austin (34th Ward) and Jeffrey Coleman [Philip Coleman’s broth-

er] will be on hand along with family members of victims who suffered at the hands of police and gang violence. Birthday Shout-outs We salute our Leos who held it down for the past four weeks with their sense of style, vanity and boss moves. This week, we segue into the world of the Virgo. We all know at least several in in our lives and yours truly will wrap up this delightfully complicated horoscope. Special birthday shout-outs to one of our contributing writers Kaycee Shakur on August 23. DuSable Museum’s Community Relations Director and former onair personality Bonnie DeShong; Chi-Lites founding member and musical legend Marshall Thompson; Indie filmmaker and producer Christopher Nolen and the beautiful entrepreneur Loni Swain celebrate on August 24. Louisiana native and Chicago favorite R&B/Soultress Terisa Griffin and Crawford Broadcasting executive Jana Bonds celebrate August 25. Six Brown Chicks and Defender contributing columnist Gina B.; journalist Lenox Magee; JSU alum and popular DJ/promoter Mark Fuller; and Soul music DJ Sean Alvarez carries the tune of Virgos on August 28.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

AUGUST August 5-31 Black Harvest Film Festival The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 23rd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a month-long celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide Black experience. For a schedule of films and to purchase tickets, visit siskelfilmcenter.org/ blackharvest.

August 23 Adult Community Wellness Awareness Day and Back to School Immunization and Physical Exam Health Fair Noon to 4 p.m. South Shore Hospital Parking Lot 79th and Crandon Ave. Music and Entertainment by Global Girls Inc. Bring children’s records and forms for examinations Sponsored by South Shore Hospital For more information, call Leslie Rogers, Community Relations at (773) 3565200

August 25 Planet Chicago Navy Pier hosts the 2nd annual evening of eclectic performances by some of Chicago’s finest dance companies. Beginning in the Fountain of Polk Bros Park, the performances then take the audience on a literal journey, processing from one performance location to the next along the South Dock, then finally to the new Lake Stage on the Polk Bros performance lawn. 5:30-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

August 26 The 3rd Annual Taste of Vegan Hosted by Soul Vegan, the festival features food, music, info from health experts, and more. Chicago State University 9501 S. King Dr. A portion of proceeds goes toward the Ronald “Kwesi” Harris African-American Male Resource Center at Chicago State. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

August 26 3rd Annual Family Palooza The Paul G Stewart Center presents a family, resident and neighborhood festival. On the grounds of the housing complex, 400 E. 41st St. Includes an entertainment stage with live performances, a Kids Zone, Vendor Village, Health Fair and food court with food trucks. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Maggie Brown will perform at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

August 27 Dan Ryan Woods 100th Anniversary Event will include archery, bike hikes, and music. Food truck will be on site for those who want to purchase food. Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, S. Western Ave and W. 87th St. Free 2-7 p.m. For more information on the event, contact (708) 386-4042. A complete listing of all special events and programs is posted to the Forest Preserves’ events website at fpdcc.com/events

August 27 Carolyn’s Kids Foundation C.L.A.S.S. Awards Presentation 3-7 p.m. Tuscany Falls Banquets & Events 9425 W. 191st Street Mokena, IL 60448 Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

September 10 Walk In My Shoes…Part II Phenomenal women sharing the stories of other women, coping with and overcoming trials and tribulations by the grace of God. Written and directed by Janet E. Special performance by Kamara Irvin-Reese New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 754 E. 77th St. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; begins at 4 p.m. Donation: $25 Tickets available at Eventbrite.com For more information, visit walkinmyshoes-theplay.com or call (773) 8463700

September 23-24

September 16 UIC Open House Prospective students, nostalgic alum, local residents and media are invited to attend Open House 2017, the all-access pass to the University of Illinois at Chicago, the city’s only public research university. The daylong event offers many options to choose from to receive a total immersion of what UIC has to offer. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center East 750 S. Halsted St. Registration is required. To register, receive a complimentary parking pass and to learn more, go to Openhouse.uic.edu.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival The 11th Annual Festival presents more than three-dozen free performances and programs on 11 stages across the neighborhood. Performances at: Smart Museum, Oriental Institute, DuSable Museum, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Rockefeller Chapel, Little Black Pearl, Hyde Park Bank, Midway Plaisanace, Hyde Park Union Church, and International House For more information or a complete schedule, visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org Organizers encourage a $5 donation per person.

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September 16 7th Annual Dorcas Fellowship Awards Luncheon Double Tree by Hilton 5000 West 127th Street, Alsip The Dorcas Fellowship Awards recognizes Christian women for their unselfishness when helping others and doing works in the church and community. 11 a.m. Donation: $50 For more information, call (217) 9791533 or email dorcasawards@gmail.com

September 23 Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Walk/ Run Hosted by Cancer Research and Awareness NFP to help raise awareness about breast health and to positively impact survival rates. 5200 Hyde Park Blvd. 8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.) To preregister or for more information, visit hydeparkbreastcancer5k.org

The 20thth Annual Chicago Football Classic Grambling State University Tigers Vs. Clark Atlanta University Panthers Kick-off: 3:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chicagofootballclassic.biz

October 1 Wisdom Chapter #25 Order of the Eastern Star presents Wisdom’s Amazing Race: One Sisterhood…Three Causes Helping those impacted by Domestic Violence, Lupus and Breast Cancer; hosted by radio and TV personality Kendra G. Teams will embark on the ultimate scavenger hunt, using clues to find various pit-stops, the final 3 teams will receive cash prizes and a donation to the charity of their choice. For more information on participating or volunteering, call (847) 868-2493 or email wisdom.25events@gmail.com. You can register at wisdomsamazinggrace.eventbrite.com until September 17.

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HEALTH

What Is Coffee’s Effect on the Kidneys?

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VeryWell.com The ever-growing worldwide popularity of coffee as a beverage of choice also makes it a subject of intense study into its health effects. There is research that has been done to study how coffee impacts everything from our immune system, to the risk of heart disease, and even cancer risk. The debate about whether coffee is good or bad for you has actually raged on for over a thousand years, ever since coffee was first discovered (possibly) in Ethiopia. It is hard to imagine today, but there have been times when coffee was even banned in certain parts of the world, for health or religious reasons! Research on Coffee Consumption and Kidney Disease Population-based epidemiological studies have tended to show an association between consumption of coffee and possibly a protective effect on kidney function. A 2008 study from Korea that involved over 2,600 women showed that consumption of coffee was associated with a decreased risk of kidney disease, including in diabetic women. As we know in medicine though, population-based surveys are not enough to draw hard conclusions. Therefore, given the pertinent and possibly controversial nature of the topic, a meta-analysis published in 2016 attempted to answer this very question. This meta-analysis showed no association between coffee consumption and increased risk of kidney disease in male patients. Interestingly, it actually noted the possibility of a reduced risk of kidney disease in women who drink coffee. The conclusion regarding coffee, at least based on these data could be: harmless on male kidneys and possibly beneficial to women’s. The results of the above meta-analysis are similar to another study from another part of the world, specifically the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua where lower prevalence of 18 August 23 - 29, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

chronic kidney disease in coffee growing villages has been noted. The exact mechanism for why coffee might play this protective role is still a subject of active study, but speculation ranges from the role of antioxidants present in coffee to coffee’s purported antidiabetic effect.

Coffee’s Effect in People With Genetic Kidney Disease In the past, basic science studies have indicated that caffeine could increase risk of growth of kidney cysts in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD). However, in more current clinical studies, consumption of coffee was not noted to be a risk factor for PKD progression.

Risk of Kidney Stones Beyond medical diseases of the kidney, there are still special situations where intake of coffee might need to be moderated. One such scenario is people who form kidney stones. Oxalate stones are one of the commonest varieties of kidney stones, and it just so happens that one of the main sources of oxalate in our diet is regular coffee (black tea being the other culprit). Therefore, patients with kidney stones, especially those with calcium oxalate stones, should still regard coffee as a possible risk factor.

Risk of Kidney Cancer The evidence regarding this is quite mixed. Studies have typically indicated a reduced risk of renal cell carcinoma with coffee consumption. However, for some reason, this association seems to be true for caffeinated coffee only. Decaffeinated coffee consumption seemingly increases risk of clear cell renal cell carcinoma subtype, a particular kind of kidney cancer, but more studies need to be done to better understand this potential link.

Indirect Effects of Coffee on Kidney Function As discussed in other articles, high blood pressure (af-

ter diabetes) is the biggest cause of kidney disease. There is some evidence that drinking caffeinated coffee could cause a short-lasting increase in blood pressure, with the effects seemingly exaggerated in older patients and people who are not regular drinkers of coffee. The increase in blood pressure is also seen more frequently in people who already have a history of high blood pressure. Given this possible link between coffee intake and elevated blood pressure, concern is often raised about coffee’s ability to cause damage to the kidneys. Despite this plausibility, there is evidence to the contrary. There are data that show that as long as daily consumption of coffee does not exceed 3-4 cups (with each 8 ounce cup having anywhere between 100-200 mg of caffeine), there is no increase in risk of kidney disease in healthy young subjects.

Decaffeinated Coffee and Hypertension Almost counterintuitively, coffee has been found to increase nervous system activity as well as blood pressure, independent of its caffeine content. Therefore, the effect of increase in blood pressure is even seen with decaffeinated coffee, making it appear that there might be something other than caffeine in coffee that could be responsible for this blood pressure elevation.

A Word From Verywell Given the current weight of available evidence, it appears that while coffee could have a blood pressure increasing effect in non-habitual drinkers of coffee and in people with pre-existing hypertension, that does not seem to translate into an increased risk of kidney disease. In fact, there is mixed evidence pointing to a possible protective role of coffee on kidney disease, especially in women. Patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones might still want to moderate their coffee intake given its oxalate content. The evidence that coffee could increase or reduce the risk of kidney cancer remains controversial at best. www.chicagodefender.com


RECIPES

Chocolate Walnut Cake EatingWell.com

Sauteed Snapper & Shrimp with Creole Sauce EatingWell.com In this island-inspired fish recipe, celery, bell pepper, tomatoes and wine complement the shrimp and fish. Serve this healthy fish recipe with brown rice, couscous or quinoa to soak up the fragrant sauce. •12 raw shrimp (16-20 per pound; see Tip), shell-on •4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided •1 medium onion, finely chopped •3 cloves garlic, finely chopped •1 stalk celery, finely chopped •1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped •1/2 small fresh chile pepper, chopped •2 teaspoons tomato paste •2 cups chopped tomatoes, canned or fresh •1 1/2 cups water •3/4 cup dry white wine •1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme •3/4 teaspoon salt, divided •3/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided •1/3 cup all-purpose flour •1 1/2 pounds red snapper, cod or haddock fillet, skinned and cut into 6 portions •1/4 cup finely chopped scallions Preparation Active:1 h Ready: In 1 h 1. Peel shrimp (reserving shells) and devein. Discard legs. Set the shrimp aside. 2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring www.chicagodefender.com

occasionally, until barely colored, 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery, bell pepper and chile; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp shells and tomato paste; cook, stirring, until the shells begin to turn pink, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, water, wine and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Remove the shells. Season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and return to a gentle simmer. 3. Whisk flour and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge fish, shaking off excess flour. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the fish; cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the simmering sauce. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and fish, reducing the heat as needed. Transfer to the sauce. Cook shrimp in the same pan, turning once or twice, until pink and curled, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the sauce; simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions. •Make Ahead Tip: Prepare sauce (Steps 1-2) up to 2 days ahead. Reheat for Step 3. •Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, “21-25 count” means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as “large” or “extra large,” are not standardized, so to get the size you want, order by the count per pound. Both wild-caught and farm-raised shrimp can damage the surrounding ecosystems when not managed properly. Fortunately, it is possible to buy shrimp that have been raised or caught with sound environmental practices. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can’t find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America— it’s more likely to be sustainably caught.

This decadent, omega-3-rich cake was inspired by flourless Passover nut cakes. It’s better if it sits overnight so the marmalade or jam can mellow with the chocolate and soak into the cake. Ingredients for 12 servings •1 cup granulated sugar, divided •½ cup packed dark brown sugar •1½ cups toasted ground walnuts, (about 2 cups walnut halves; see Tip) •2 teaspoons vanilla extract •6 tablespoons all-purpose flour •1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted •1/2 teaspoon salt •1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon •3/4 cup orange marmalade, or other jam, such as apricot or raspberry •1teaspoon confectioners’ sugar Preparation Active: 1 h Ready In: 3 h 45 m 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil and flour a 9-inch springform pan, tapping out any excess flour. 2. Crack 2 eggs into a large bowl. Separate 2 more eggs, placing the whites in a second large bowl and adding the yolks to the bowl with the whole eggs. Separate the remaining 4 eggs, adding the whites to the other whites (reserve the 4 yolks for another use.) You should have 6 whites in one bowl, 2 whole eggs plus 2 yolks in the other bowl. 3. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until foamy. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Set aside.

4. Clean and dry the beaters. Add brown sugar and the remaining 2/3 cup granulated sugar to the eggs and yolks and beat with the mixer at medium speed until thick and light in color, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula; beat in the toasted ground nuts and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon just until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Fold in 1 cup of the beaten whites with a rubber spatula until smooth, then fold in the remaining whites with very gentle arcs, just until incorporated (some white streaks may still be visible). Gently pour the batter into the prepared pan. 5. Place the pan in the oven and reduce heat to 325°F. Bake the cake until set, puffed and spongy but nonetheless firm, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 2 hours. As it cools, the cake will shrink away from the sides of the pan. 6. Remove the pan’s side. Release the cake from the pan’s bottom using a long, thin, metal spatula and carefully transfer it to a serving plate. Slice the cake horizontally into two layers with a long, thin knife. Gently lift off the top. Spread the marmalade (or jam) over the bottom layer and replace the top. Do not press down. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar just before serving. •Equipment: 9-inch springform pan •Tip: To toast and grind walnuts, spread them on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. Let the nuts cool on a plate then grind into a coarse meal in a food processor or blender.

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C L A S S I F I E D S LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Filing of Evidence Regarding Reconciliation of Revenues and Costs under ComEd’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Adjustment (Rider EDA)

ATTENTION ALL VENDORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CHICAGO PATROLMEN'S FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � FRANCISCO YANEZ, JR.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 6475 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-08-111-048-0000. Commonly known as 4856 South Loomis Boulevard, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 0 9 . � The mortgaged real estate is a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Mr. Kerry S. Trunkett at Plaintiff's Attorney, Trunkett & Trunkett, P.C., 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 324-3101. 53959 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3058928

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � KELLY DAILY AKA KELLY JATOI D A I L Y � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 02344 8209 S. PERRY AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 5, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8209 S. PERRY AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-33-227-003-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 1 7 5 , 3 9 2 . 8 8 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: J. Gregory Scott, HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1717 Please refer to file number 2120-12666. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's a t t o r n e y . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I723880

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE C O M P A N Y � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ELLEN W. TURNER, TCF NATIONAL BANK D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 002670 1736 E. 83RD PLACE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 19, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 27, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1736 E. 83RD PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-301-027-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-02036. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I724774

To patrons of Commonwealth Edison Company Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”) hereby gives notice to the public that on August 1, 2017, it filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”) evidence (annual report and direct testimony) regarding the reconciliation of revenues collected from its customers under its Rider EDA, with costs incurred in connection with certain energy efficiency and demand response programs. A copy of such evidence may be inspected by any interested party at ComEd’s office located at Three Lincoln Centre in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. All parties interested in this matter may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from ComEd or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62706. COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY By: Veronica Gomez Senior Vice President and General Counsel August 16, 2017 August 23, 2017

LEGAL NOTICE SUB BIDS / SUPPLIER QUOTES REQUESTED Walsh Construction Company II, LLC

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Contract No. RR-13-4116 Reagan Memorial Tollway I-88 Roadway Reconstruction to I-290 MP 138.1 to 140.5 Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to September 6, 2017 5:00 PM (CST) We request a proposal from your firm for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Reconstruction to I-290. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https://go.smartbid.co/#/PublicBidProject/321890 or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607. In order to assist certified DBE/VOSB Enterprise, Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

THE CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY (CHA) INVITES QUALIFIED FIRMS/ORGANIZATIONS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR: Community Alliance Expansion Services REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL EVENT NO.: 2298 All Questions must be submitted in writing via the CHA Supplier Portal (https://supplier.thecha.org) to the above-mentioned Event no later than Friday, Sept 8, at 2:00 p.m. CST. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am CST at the CHA, 60 E. Van Buren, 13th floor, Bid Bond Room, Chicago, IL

PROPOSAL DUE DATE/TIME: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am CST via the CHA Supplier Portal SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT: https://supplier.thecha.org Funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The subsequent contract shall be subject to the applicable compliance standards and procedures of Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, Equal Opportunity and other provisions as specifically set in the specification. The Authority encourages participation by joint ventures, minority business enterprises, and women business enterprise firms.

LEGAL NOTICE

APARTMENT FOR RENT

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151801 on the August 18, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of DEBRA & DOROTHY LOVING CARE CENTER with the business located at 17957 BURHAM, LANSING, IL 60438. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: DEBRA ANDERSON Complete Address: 17957 BURHAM, LANSING, IL 60438, USA

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151763 on the August 15, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of CORN’S HEAVEN ON WHEELS with the business located at 514 PULASKI RD, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: LESTER CORNELIOUS, JR Complete Address: 514 PULASKI RD, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409, USA and Owner/Partner Full Name: LESTER CORNELIOUS, SR Complete Address: 514 PULASKI RD, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409, USA

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151730 on the August 14, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of SML EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINER with the business located at 6963 N. BELL #114, CHICAGO, IL 60645. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: SONIA LASCELLES, Complete Address: 6963 N. BELL #114, CHICAGO, IL 60645, USA

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C L A S S I F I E D S PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CHAMPION MORTGAGE C O M P A N Y � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; GAIL HILL, AKA GAIL ROBERTS; RICHARD ROBERTS; EUGENIA ROBERTS; MICHAEL ROBERTS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LYDIA P. ROBERTS, DECEASED; WILLIAM EJZAK, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO LYDIA P. ROBERTS, DECEASED De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 5830 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-01-306-071-0000. Commonly known as 9126 South Euclid Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-009811 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3058340

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL � ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE � � FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 7 - 1 8 N � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � CHARLES R. HARDIN; CAPITAL ONE BANK; HSBC FINANCE CORPORATION FKA HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 16765 NOTICE OF SALE �PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 21-31-128-015-0000. �Commonly known as 8245 South Saginaw Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � �For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 1 6 - 0 3 3 5 2 0 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3058519

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � RAYMOND L BLAGMON A/K/A RAYMOND LEVI BLAGMON, A/K/A RAYMOND BLAGMON, THE HALLMARK ON MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 04520 4553 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, UNIT 3W CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 5 3 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 19, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4553 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, UNIT 3W, CHICAGO, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-314-039-1012.� The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 254482. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � I726113

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. �P l a i n t i f f , � �v . � IDELL S MOORE, VISION HOME SALES II, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 24492 7802 SOUTH MAY STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment � of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 14, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7802 SOUTH MAY STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-29-424-015-0000.� The real estate is improved with a three unit no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the � highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification � issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 251532. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending a l e s . � �s I726140

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � �ALICE L. THOMAS, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN � OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � � D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 08302 8211 SOUTH CORNELL AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 21, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8211 SOUTH �CORNELL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 �Property Index No. 20-36-119-033. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 256848. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � � I726331

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BACM 2007-3 COMPLEX 1822, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COM� PANY � Plaintiff, -v.1822 BISHOP L.L.C., AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BANK FINANCIAL F.S.B., A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS, NON-RE� CORD CLAIMANTS, STEVE OLSHER, � AND EVANS STREET FUND I, LLC Defendants 13 CH 10173 1822 SOUTH BISHOP STREET Chicago, IL 60608 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 19, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: LOTS 86, 87, 88, 89 AND 90 IN SAMUEL JOHNSTON’S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 6 IN JOHNSTON AND LEE’S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1, AS CREATED AND DEFINED IN THE CROSS EASEMENT AGREEMENT DATED MAY 1, 2007 AND RECORDED MAY 17, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NO. 0713757137, FOR PARKING OVER AND UPON LOT 75 IN SAMUEL JOHNSTON’S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF BLOCK 6 IN JOHNSTON AND LEE’S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH. RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1822 SOUTH BISHOP STREET, Chicago, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-20-310-034-0000 and 17-20-311-001-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $7,068,414.02. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCOR� DANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: JEAN SOH, POLSINELLI PC, 150 N. RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 3000, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 873-3628 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JEAN SOH POLSINELLI PC 150 N. RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 3000 Chicago, IL 60606 � (312) 873-3628 E-Mail: jsoh@Polsinelli.com Attorney Code. 47375 Case Number: 13 CH 10173 TJSC#: 37-7004 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt � collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BRAINWAVE INVESTMENTS LLC, AS TO 42.86% UNDIVIDED INTEREST AND BRAINWAVE INVESTMENTS EPSP 401K, AS TO 57.14% UNDIVIDED INTEREST Plaintiff, -v.DOIN’ IT ALL, INCORPORATED DBA D.I.A., INC., DARRYL NORMAN, LGA SERVICES LLC, AS TRUSTEE OF THE 2040 LINNINGTON-SECOND TRUST 122013-63, RENITA FERRIS-NORMAN, DIA INCORPORATED A/K/A D.I.A., INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 00204 8805 S. MARSHFIELD AVE Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 21, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 47 IN BLOCK 13 IN ENGLEWOOD HEIGHTS, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF WRIGHT’S SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THAT PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING EAST OF THE PITTSBURGH, CINCINNATI AND ST. LOUIS RAILROAD, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 8805 S. MARSHFIELD AVE, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-06-213-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $87,396.11. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 431-1455 Please refer to file number 1897-10. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455 E-Mail: intake@noonanandlieberman. com Attorney File No. 1897-10 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 2017 CH 00204 TJSC#: 37-7532 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC (Firm ID: 56284) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN J. LYDON AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CARNEAL ROBINSON, ELEANORA LOUISE ROBINSON, ASHLEY B. ROBINSON, CARNEAL B. ROBINSON, XAVIERA A. ROBINSON, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CARNEAL ROBINSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 16 CH 11255. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: ASHLEY B. ROBINSON, CARNEAL B. ROBINSON, XAVIERA A. ROBINSON, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CARNEAL ROBINSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 16 IN BLOCK 12 IN SOUTH ENGLEWOOD SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 10 AND 11 IN ASSESSORS DIVISION OF SECTION 32 AND 33 IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND LOT 17 IN BLOCK 12 IN SOUTH ENGLEWOOD SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 10 AND 11 IN ASSESSORS DIVISION OF SECTION 32 AND 33 IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 20-33-311-010-0000 and 20-33-311-011-0000. Commonly known as: 8543 S. Vincennes, Chicago, IL 60620, and which said Mortgage was made by CARNEAL ROBINSON (DECEASED), as Mortgagor(s) to Lasalle Bank NA, as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 0413940149, and the present owner(s) of the property being ELEANORA LOUISE ROBINSON, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 8543 South Vincennes, Chicago, IL 60620; 214 Le Moyne Parkway, Oak Park, IL 60302; 15522 Dante Avenue, Apartment 1, Dolton, IL 60419; 619 Escanaba Avenue, Calumet City, IL 60409; 1631 Newcastle Avenue, Westchester, IL 60154

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. Plaintiff Vs Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Ora L. Howard (Deceased) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Gale Gibson; Terry Henrine Graham; Jacqueline O’Neal; Quinton Gills; Eugune Gills; Darlene Riggs; Melvin Howard; Patricia A. Howard; Gary Crawford; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Ora L. Howard (Deceased); Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendant(s) 16CH6489 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Ora L. Howard (Deceased) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Gale Gibson; TERRY HENRINE GRAHAM; Jacqueline O’Neal; Quinton Gills; Eugune Gills; Darlene Riggs; Melvin Howard; Patricia A. Howard; Gary Crawford; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ORA L. HOWARD (DECEASED); UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot 20 in B.N and W.E Tilletson`s Subdivision of that part of Lot 11 of School Trustee`s Subdivision of Section 16, Township 38 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, lying West of the C.R.I and P Railroad, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 6066 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60621 and which said mortgage was made by, Ora L. Howard, an unmarried person; Mortgagor(s), to Liberty Reverse Mortgage Inc.; Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0831808062; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 BY: SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 239-3432 Fax: (312) 284-4820 Cook County Attorney No: 46689 pleadings@rsmalaw.com File No:16IL00174-1 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this firm may be deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

17-5300-486 STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION THE NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff -vsNORMAN HUNTER, CITY OF CHICAGO, FELICIA BELL, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants Cal 59 No. 17 CH 01904 Property Address: 5729 S. Princeton Ave. Chicago, IL 60621-4045 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, FELICIA BELL, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s) in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 25 AND THE SOUTH 8 1/3 FEET BEING THE SOUTH 8 FEET AND 4 INCHES OF LOT 26 IN BLOCK 2 IN MAGEE’S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 24 IN THE SCHOOL TRUSTEE’S SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 5729 S. Princeton Ave., Chicago, IL 60621-4045 Permanent Index No: 20-16-210-0070000 and which said Mortgage was made by, NORMAN HUNTER, Mortgagor, to The Northern Trust Company, Mortgagee(s) and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois as Document No.1208133082. And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, at the Courthouse, in the RICHARD J. DALEY CENTER, 50 W. WASHINGTON STREET, ROOM 802, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602, on or before the 15TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. Attorney for Plaintiff – Atty # 04452 29 E. Madison St., Suite 950 Chicago, IL 60602 (312)372 2020

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.ALEXANDRA N. ALBRECHT, 808 WEST UNIVERSITY LANE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, HARRIS N.A, THE UNIVERSITY VILLAGE HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION Defendants 11 CH 21829 808 W UNIVERSITY LANE UNIT 1A Chicago, IL 60608 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 8, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Parcel 1: Unit 1A in the 808 West University Land Condominiums as undelineated and defined on the plat of survey of the following described parcel of real estate: part of the Subdivision Block 11 in Brand’s Addision to Chicago, and part of the adjoining vacated alley and part of adjoining vacated West 14th Street, all in the Northeast 1/4 of Section of 20, Township 39 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, which survey is attached as Exhibit ‘’B’’ to the Declaration of Condominium dated December 13, 2002 and recorded December 13, 2002 as Document No. 0021382025, as amended from time to time, together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Parcel 2; the exclusive right to the use of parking space 13, as delineated and defined of the aforesaid plat of survey attached to the aforesaid Declaration recorded as document 0021382025. Parcel 3; Easements appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcel 1 as described in Declaration of Easements, Covenants, conditions and restrictions recorded January 23, 2002, as Document No. 0020094785 for the University Village Homeowners Association. Parcel 4; Non-exclusive, perpetual easement appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcels 1 and 2 for the sole purpose of using the drive aisle for the limited access use as more particularly defined in and as created and granted by shared driveway and storm sewer easement agreement dated as of November 8, 2001 and recorded November 13, 2001 as Document No. 001063878 made by and between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and South Campus Development Team L.L.C., across the easement parcel described therein Commonly known as 808 W UNIVERSITY LANE UNIT 1A, Chicago, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-20-224-055-1001. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $354,149.11. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 14IL00551-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 14IL00551-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 11 CH 21829 TJSC#: 37-1882 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION COLONIAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A. Plaintiff, -v.ERICK A. SODERBERG AKA ERICK ANDERSEN SODERBERG, AISHA K. SODERBERG AKA AISHA KATRINA SODERBERG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 1481 8020 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 and 8018 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 5, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8020 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 and 8018 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-34-109-027-0000, 20-34-109-028-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $332,752.67. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F15120115. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F15120115 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 1481 TJSC#: 37-6969 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-22 Plaintiff, -v.LUCIANO SALAZAR, ELIA SALAZAR Defendants 08 CH 11424 5306 WEST DRUMMOND PLACE Chicago, IL 60639 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 9, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 18, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5306 WEST DRUMMOND PLACE, Chicago, IL 60639 Property Index No. 13-28-310-038-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $620,097.58. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F14110722. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F14110722 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 08 CH 11424 TJSC#: 37-7364 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Statebridge Company, LLC Plaintiff, vs. Laura Nichols aka Laura D. Nichols; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 17CH2566 Sheriff’s # 170133 F17020019 STB Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on October 4th, 2017, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 9238 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619 P.I.N: 25-03-307-037-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a single family home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC Sales Department 1771 W. DIEHL., Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Phone: 630-453-6960 Fax: 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151748 on the August 14, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of U AND I FAMILY WELLNESS with the business located at 4952 S PRAIRIE UNIT 302, CHICAGO, IL 60615. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: MERCEDES WILLIAMS, Complete Address: 12048 S STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60628, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151725 on the August 14, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of DJ LUGO ROSADO with the business located at 3750 N KEDZIE, BOX #18161, CHICAGO, IL 60618. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: LUIS ROSADO Complete Address: 3750 N KEDZIE, BOX #18161, CHICAGO, IL 60618., USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151382 on the July 12, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of THE RING with the business located at 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: BILAL ABDULLAH, Complete Address: 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466, USA and LAMONT HOLLOWAY, 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466., USA

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Althea Dorsey…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Temple of the Living Word MBC, 401 West 69th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LOWERY

Eddie Lowery…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; @ Alabama National Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FINLEY

Olive Finley…..Memorial was held: Monday, August 21, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BURNS

Debra Burns…..Wake was held: Monday, August 21, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Albie, 91st Harper Funeral: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROOKS

Essie Brooks…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. @ Prayer & Faith, 944 W. 103rd Street Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROWN

Edward Brown…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Andrew Temple B.C., 1743 W. Marquette Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Billy Watkins…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KYLES

Roger Kyles…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ St. John Temple, 2139 E. 79th Street Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CLARK

Joe Clark…..Wake: Wednesday, August 23, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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FOSTER Suzanne Foster..….. Wake was held: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Felicitas Catholic Church 1546 East 84th Street. Mass was held: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com MILLER David Miller....….. Wake will be held: Wednesday, August 23, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com ANDERSON Nathaniel Anderson….. Visitation will be held: Thursday, August 24, 2017; 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Wake will be held: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. . Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com MURPHY Coty N. Murphy..….. Wake will be held: Thursday, August 24, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Emmanuel Baptist Church 8301 South Damen Avenue.Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, IL Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com WOODS Billy R. Woods..….. Wake will be held: Friday, August 25, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John De LaSalle Catholic Church 10205 South King Drive. Mass will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, IL Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

BLAND Rosanne Bland....….. Wake will be held: Saturday, August 26, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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GAY Kenneth Gay....….. Wake will be held: Saturday, August 26, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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